I've no issue with having both constants about, using π or τ whichever is simplest, but I find that π feels more fundamental to me. A couple of considerations:
As a datapoint, I do have a Gmail account, and I try only to use that for mailing lists, although some family members seem to prefer using that account despite my protestations. I don't consider the privacy implications of my mailing list subscriptions to be particularly invasive, especially since the fact of my subscribing to several of them is public information. I have a web.de account as an emergency backup for correspondence with my hosting service, and apart from these cases, I try to use the email accounts I maintain myself for correspondence, with the considerations LaForge talks about looming large.
It occurs to me that I could try to get a friend to administer my emergency email account, but then I recall that I've had trouble with that in the past.
I should think that Joel Coel's answer to the question Using gmail as your primary mail server on Server Fault provides a common answer to LaForge's question too.
Today, let me introduce SEM Media, India offering to "Clue your Wounded Website", and whose graphic design skills are as weak as their brand self-awareness is feeble. For but a taster of their site, I provide a snapshot below.
I'm not sure what HS-oriented Java is: high-school course in programming? You might find these resources useful:
About your user page: there are quite a few people, myself included, who don't think that Facebook makes a good homepage for Advogato. Creating a page for yourself on a public code repository, say, Github or Bitbucket, makes for a better homepage. You could post your coding efforts there
Last time I asked, he was planning a substantial change to the core of mod_virgule, and was discouraging patches to avoid the conversion problem.
Now I come to think about it, this is the problem DVCS' were invented to solve.
echo http:==www.advogato.org=person=alanove=|tr =
/ is a spam account that is nearly two weeks old. You know what to
I think the spammer changed the URL contents from something plausible looking to something spammy — but not yet actually useful for a spammer, I think.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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